Cy Thao, American (born Laos), 1972, 22, From the 50-panel series Hmong Migration, 1993-2001, Oil on canvas, Gift of funds from anonymous donors 2010.55.22 © Cy Thao
Artists Reflect: Contemporary Views on the American War
September 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020
General Admission $20; My Mia Member $16; Investor+ Free; Youth 17 and Under Free
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Mia’s companion exhibition to “Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975” features drawings, textiles, video, photography, and installations made by artists from the Southeast Asian diaspora who have been deeply engaged with the impact and legacy of the American War in Vietnam. The artists reflect on migration, memory, the effect of violence on the landscape and on communities, healing, and trauma.
The Twin Cities is home to a large Southeast Asian population, many of whom arrived in the wake of the war. This contemporary installation and its related programming will present a wide range of voices and stories about the war and its impact. Featured artists include three based in Minnesota: Pao Houa Her, Teo Nguyen, and Cy Thao.